The first part of this opus is a summary per RES sector, communicating the main tendencies in each sector and the official Eurostat figures from Eurostat database available on the 25 January 2022 download.
The following chapters supply socioeconomic indicators on employment and turnover, investment costs, avoided fossil fuel use and resulting avoided expenses and GHG emissions thanks to the development of the RES sectors. They also provide for an insight on EU competitiveness and innovation capability regarding renewable energy technologies.
EnergyVille/VITO contributed to this report for the avoided fossil fuel use and the resulting avoided costs and GHG emissions, based on the work done in the ETC/CME on co-benefits from renewable energy for the EEA.
The main conclusion of the barometer is that renewable energies accounted for 22.1% of gross final energy consumption in 2020.
Information about the rapport
Prepared by: Observ’ER (FR), TNO (NL),Renewables Academy (RENAC) AG (DE), Fraunhofer ISI (DE), EnergyVille/VITO (Flemish Institute for Technological Research) (BE) and Statistics Netherlands (NL)
Published by: EurObserv’ER, February 2022.
Downloadlink: The State of Renewable Energies in Europe